OUR PERFORMERS TRAVEL TO BRAZIL ANNUALLY TO PARADE AND TRAIN AT AN ELITE LEVEL IN RIO CARNAVAL

Rio Projekt’s Brazilian dancers travel to Brazil annually to parade at an elite level in Rio Carnaval and perform and train with the masters of Brazilian dance. They spend extensive periods of time in Rio de Janeiro, immersing themselves in the culture and working with the top Samba dancers, choreographers and artists.

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OFFICIAL DANCERS

OF RIO CARNAVAL.

Rio Projekt Brazilian dancers are official Passistas (professional Samba dancers) for some of Rio’s top Samba schools including:

  • Paraiso do Tuiuti

  • Imperio Serrano

  • Salgueiro

  • Sao Clemente

  • Unidos de Bangu

  • Alegria Zona Sul

  • Porta da Pedra

  • Viradouro

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RIO CARNAVAL PARADE.

Known as “the greatest show on earth” Rio Carnaval is a festival that celebrates Brazilian culture, art and tradition in a series of spectacular parades. 

 

Carnaval’s powerful significance evokes unimaginable dedication from the Samba schools and communities who work all year round to prepare for the parades.

GLOBO TV (BRAZIL) - MUSAS.

Featured on Brazil’s number 1 national TV network Globo - parading as Musas / Rainhas dos Passistas in Rio Carnaval 2020

RIO CARNAVAL CHAMPIONS PARADE.

Parading in the prestigious Rio Carnaval Champions parade (2019) with one of the winning schools, Academicos do Salgueiro

GLOBO TV (BRAZIL) - INTERVIEW.

Interviewed by Globo, Brazil’s largest TV network, during Rio Carnaval (2019) with Paraiso do Tuiuti

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OUR ARTISTS HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED AND FEATURED BY RIO'S MAJOR TELEVISION NETWORKS

Sashya Jay is one of only a handful of artists and the only Brazilian dance choreographer in Australia who is officially accredited by Brazil’s “King of Samba” Carlinhos Salgueiro, to teach his signature style. She is also a Passista and works closely with Alex Coutinho, the director of Rio’s most coveted Passista ala at Paraiso do Tuiuti.

FILMING FOR DANCING BRASIL .

Filming with for Brasil’s “Dancing With The Stars” with famous singer Marina Elali. 2018

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GLOBO TV.

Filming for the national Globo TV network with Imperio Serrano Samba school. 2018

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FAMOUS SALGUEIRO SHOW.

Performing in the world famous Salgueiro Passista show at the Salgueiro quadra. 2019

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FAMOUS TV HOST MILTON CUNHA.

With celebrity TV host Milton Cunha after filming for Globo TV with Imperio Serrano. 2018

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BANDERIANTES TV.

Performing with with Carlinhos Salgueiro and musicians representing Salgueiro on Bandeirantes TV. 2019

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BRASIL SAMBA CONGRESS.

Our Jeska J was one of 12 female dancers (worldwide) selected to compete at the prestigious Brasil Samba Congress 2019

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FAMOUS SALGUEIRO PASSISTA SHOW.

The most revered and famous Brazilian show in the world, the Salgueiro Passista Show is a major weekly tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Directed by the “King of Samba” Carlinhos Salgueiro, the show features the best of the best in Rio and is renowned for its artistic superiority.

SALGUEIRO PASSISTA SHOW.

The famous pre-carnaval Salgueiro Passista show (the night before Carnaval starts in Rio)

SALGUEIRO SATURDAY SHOWS.

Performing at the world famous Salgueiro Passista show on Saturday nights in Rio

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TRAINING IN BRAZIL.

Ensaios (rehearsals) are an essential part of the preparation for Carnaval. From the streets to the Sambodromo (the avenue of Carnaval itself), the Samba schools’ rehearsals are timed, parades are simulated and the Passistas work hard on building their stamina and perfecting their performance in the lead up to the big night. 

SAMBODROMO ENSAIO FOR IMPERIO SERRANO.

Technical rehearsal in the Sambodromo for Rio Carnaval 2019 with Imperio Serrano

GLOBO FILMING AT CIDADE DO SAMBA.

Rehearsing and filming for Globo TV at the famous Cidade do Samba for Rio Carnaval 2019

SAMBODROMO ENSAIO FOR ALEGRIA ZONA SUL .

Rehearsal in the Sambodromo for Rio Carnaval 2019 with Alegria Zona Sul

SAMBODROMO ENSAIO FOR PARAISO DO TUIUTI.

Technical rehearsal in the Sambodromo for Rio Carnaval 2019 for Paraiso do Tuiuti